How to Write a Letter of Recommendation for a Teacher

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

This lesson will give you some tips for writing a letter of recommendation for a teacher. You will learn about how to capitalize on a person's strengths and prime them as a job candidate.

Recommending a Teacher

As teachers or school administrators, we are sometimes called upon to write recommendations for our colleagues. Perhaps you are recommending someone for a different teaching job or simply a different role in the school. It is professionally courteous and responsible to agree to write these letters. However, it can sometimes be challenging to figure out where to start! Even when you know a person well, it might be difficult to think about what exactly you should say to make them look their best and still sound honest and authentic. This lesson gives you some tips on how to write a strong letter of recommendation for a teacher.

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